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AEP Application & Instructions

Part I- Instructions for Applying


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The health, safety and well-being of our colleagues is at the forefront of our mind as we plan for the 25th Annual Achievement of Excellence in Procurement ® Award program. Like you, we understand the hardships placed on all government and non-profit staff in the face of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic.

The National Procurement Institute and the Achievement of Excellence in Procurement ® Evaluation Committee have decided to postpone the application due date to June 30, 2020 (midnight CST).

If you have any questions, please contact us at aep@npiconnection.org

The application fee is $400 for NPI members or $600 for non-members. Payment of the non-refundable application fee must be made electronically by credit card or procurement card when the application is submitted. Payment may be made in advance by check by contacting executivedirector@npiconnection.org. Deadline is June 30, 2020.


Any applicant needing assistance or guidance using the online system may contact any of the evaluation committee members.

The Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Committee is responsible for the evaluation.  The official submitting the application will be advised of the decision and will, upon completion of the review process, be provided with an evaluation report.  It is expected that you will receive an email notification of your success by the end of July 2019. The decision of the Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Committee is final.  By submitting an application, you’re giving permission for NPI to use the submitted documents to further promote the program and the public procurement profession.

Questions or comments concerning the Achievement of Excellence in Procurement program should be addressed to Brian P. Garrity, CPSM, C.P.M., CPPB, Director of Procurement, Golden Gate Bridge Highway and Transportation District, and Chair, Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Committee, aep@npiconnection.org.